Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.31 - Manufacture Of Electrical And Electronic Equipment For Motor Vehicles

138 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 August 2023
Employment effect (start)
14 September 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


A total of 200 employees are laid off in Easee, a Norwegian company producing smart EV chargers. 138 jobs are cut in Norway, 35 in Germany, 30 in the UK, 17 in the Netherlands and five in France. The job cuts were announced in parallel with a financial restructuring and CEO Jonas Helmikstøl stepping down.

The company was founded in 2018 and grew quickly, selling over 700,000 chargers before the current crisis started in March when the Swedish National Electrical Safety Board (Elsäkerhetsverket) found a potential safety issue with the company's products and imposed a sales ban in Sweden. Sales were subsequently suspended in five other countries, putting the company in a difficult financial situation.

Trade union representative Siri Raustain in Easee stated that many were expecting a restructuring and accept its necessity, but that the process is nevertheless hard for the individual employees and the organization.



Eurofound (2023), Easee, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 200406, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200406.